Shravasta, Śrāvasta: 5 definitions



Shravasta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Śrāvasta can be transliterated into English as Sravasta or Shravasta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śrāvasta (श्रावस्त):—Son of Yuvanāśva (son of Candra). He constructed a township known as Śrāvastī Purī. He had a son named Bṛhadaśva. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.6.21)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śrāvasta (श्रावस्त).—Son of the King Śrāva. (See under Śrāva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śrāvasta (श्रावस्त).—A son of Yuvanāśva and the founder of the city of Śrāvasti; the father of Brahmadaśva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 27; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 30; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 26-7.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shravasta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrāvasta (श्रावस्त).—[masculine] [Name] of a king, [feminine] ī [Name] of a city.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrāvasta (श्रावस्त):—m. ([probably] connected with √1. śru) Name of a king (son of Śrāva and grandson of Yuvanāśva), [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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